504TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Per pale Tenné and Argent a hand couped grasping a flash fesswise emitting two flames arched to chief all counterchanged, in base four barrulets wavy of the like. Attached around the base a scroll inscribed "THINK, GO, DO" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white are colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The shield is divided into two parts to represent the dual functions of the unit, supply and maintenance. The hand grasping the flash symbolizes the mission of the unit. The flames denote the zeal and readiness of the organization to carry out its mission. The four wavy barrulets refer to the four places of the unit's activation--Italy, Germany, Japan and the United States. The wavy barrulets allude to the Arno River, the area in which the unit earned a battle honor for services during World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 May 1962. It was amended to correct the description and symbolism.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per pale Tenné and Argent a hand couped grasping a flash fesswise emitting two flames arched to chief all counterchanged, in base four barrulets wavy of the like.

Crest

From a wreath Argent and Tenné a mural crown Sable mortared of the first issuing flames Or and Gules and a dexter hand Proper grasping a lightning bolt palewise Azure.

Motto

THINK, GO, DO.

Symbolism

Shield

Orange and white are colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The shield is divided into two parts to represent the dual functions of the unit, supply and maintenance. The hand grasping the flash symbolizes the mission of the unit. The flames denote the zeal and readiness of the organization to carry out its mission. The four wavy barrulets refer to the four places of the unit's activation--Italy, Germany, Japan and the United States. The wavy barrulets allude to the Arno River, the area in which the unit earned a battle honor for services during World War II.

Crest

The lightning flash, a symbol of the Signal mission, represents the unit's World War II campaign in Italy. The mural crown further recalls European service during the war. The flames symbolize signal fires used in the past and refer also to the worldwide conflict during which the unit saw distinguished service. The flash denotes speedy response and is blue, alluding to modern electronics and telecommunications. Red stands for courage, yellow (gold) for excellence, black for stability and strength.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 18 May 1962. It was amended to change the symbolism on 21 July 1992. The coat of arms was amended to include a crest on 10 June 1994.





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